Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder Predictions, Free NBA Picks 2/27/2020
Game: Sacramento Kings vs Oklahoma City Thunder
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma
Odds/Point Spread: Oklahoma City -6.5
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and the Oklahoma City Thunder (36-22, 3rd in the Northwest Division) play the Sacramento Kings (24-33, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Thursday, February 27, 2020. The spread on this matchup has Oklahoma City as 6.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 222.5.
The Kings are covering the spread 51.8% of the time, having gone 29-27-1 ATS. Oklahoma City covers the spread 65.5% of the time, going 38-20-0 against the spread.
Key Sacramento Kings Injuries
02/12/20 PF Richaun Holmes Shoulder is out indefinitely
02/09/20 F Marvin Bagley III Foot is out indefinitely
Key Oklahoma City Thunder Injuries
02/24/20 SG Andre Roberson Knee is out indefinitely
02/10/20 SF Darius Bazley Thumb is out indefinitely
Buddy Hield averages 20.1 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. De'Aaron Fox comes into this contest averaging 19.9 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Chris Paul averages 17.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 90%. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 19.4 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings allow 110.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.8 rebounds a game which ranks 9th, and they give up 24.5 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league. Sacramento averages 108.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 42.1 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 29th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Thunder surrender 108.1 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 22.8 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Thunder are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Oklahoma City is 16th in the league with 111.2 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.2 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Thunder are 24th in turnovers per game with 13.5.
The Kings are 21st in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 18th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Sacramento is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Oklahoma City is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 20th in the NBA. The Thunder are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 11th. They are 23rd in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 9th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Kings/Thunder NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Sacramento +6.5
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